Week #3 saw the clearing of the division leaders and some serious scoring from some unlikely sources.
Very disappointed in the attendance for the games this past week over 1/3 of the players who were on rosters did not make an appearance. I appreciate the few who told me of they would not be attending. Hopefully this week will clear all this up.
For the players who did attend it was a big week for certain. Lets how things laid out in Week #3 of the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League.
D'Monte Evans (Cane Ridge) made his presence felt early and often as the rising senior drenched 35 markers on LSU lifting a revitalized Tennessee squad to an 89-75 victory.
Jordan Jeffries (Blackman) added 18 while Cedriontis Wilson (Blackman) and Thomas Booker (East Nashville) finished with 12 and 11 respectively.
With the win Tennessee moves to 2-1 with two straight wins and will welcome Florida (1-2) this Saturday at CPA.
James McPherson (Brentwood) had a big day for LSU notching 26 markers in the loss. LSU drops to 0-3 with several narrow losses and looks to right the ship with an early morning battle against Kentucky (2-1) on Saturday.
Tanner Tapp (Brentwood) added 18 for LSU in the loss.
Wake Forest 64
Ricky Dunnaway (Oakland) and Jarrell Reeves (Oakland) came up with big time performances scoring 18 and 16 points respectively leading Clemson to their first victory of the season a 77-64 triumph over Wake Forest.
Drew Scott (CPA) added 14 points for Clemson (1-2) who will look to put that winning streak on the line against division leader North Carolina (3-0)
Blake Taylor (Brentwood Academy) led the scoring for Wake Forest (1-2) with 14 followed closely by DeQuan Summers (Hillwood) with a dozen.
Wake Forest looks to get back to their winning ways this Saturday against Georgia Tech (0-3).
Caleb Hollander (Home School) led all scorers with 26 as Vanderbilt kept their record unblemished with a 102-56 drubbing of shorthanded Florida.
Evan Heskie (Home School) was big scoring 23 points for the winners and rising sophomore shooting guard Grayson Murphy (Independence) played his best game of the league schedule thus far notching 22 points in the win.
Brad Allen (Greenbrier) led a trio of double digit scorers with 13 points for Florida. Joining him in the scorebook were Elijah McCoin (Northeast) with 11 and Kirkland Suratt (Loretto) with 10.
Vanderbilt puts their 3-0 record on the level this Saturday against a tough Duke (2-1) squad while Florida looks to bounce back against a tough and streaking Tennessee (2-1) team.
North Carolina 62
Missed foul shots would prove to be costly in a close contest as Kenny Cooper (FRA) drained 21 markers and North Carolina kept their season mark unbeaten with a hard fought 62-59 win over previously unblemished Duke.
Micah Davis (CPA) led Duke with 12 points ahead of a pair at 11 each, Leon Howard (Nashville Overton) and Chico Plunkett (Creek Wood).
Deonte Alley (Blackman) and Donovan Henry (MLK) recorded 14 and 10 respectively for the winners who will put their gaudy 3-0 mark on the table against surging Clemson (1-2).
Duke will get a shot at another unbeaten foe as they welcome East Division leader and 3-0 Vanderbilt to CPA this Saturday.
Georgia Tech 86
Evan Ragsdale (CPA) drained 12 three's and finished with 42 points as Kentucky scored a Fall League record 122 points against a depleted Georgia Tech roster.
Not to be outdone, Class of 2019 phenom Tyger Campbell (CPA) added 33 points, Clay Washburn (CPA) finished with 27 and Jadon Richmond (Cookeville) came across with 20 in the win.
Kentucky puts its scorching resume on the table as they meet LSU (0-3) in the early game at CPA this Saturday.
DeMarco Simpson (White's Creek) led Georgia Tech with 29 followed by Case Bouldin (Ravenwood) with 15.
Georgia Tech will look to get into the win column this Saturday against Wake Forest (1-2).
Top Individual Scoring Efforts (Sept. 27th)
Evan Ragsdale (CPA) 42pts
D'Monte Evans (Cane Ridge) 35pts
Tyger Campbell (CPA) 33pts
DeMarco Simpson (White's Creek) 29pts
Clay Washburn (CPA) 27pts
Caleb Hollander (Home School) 26pts
James McPherson (Brentwood) 26pts
Evan Heskje (Home School) 23pts
Grayson Murphy (Independence) 22pts
Jadon Richmond (Cookeville) 20pts
Nashville Fall League Schedule @ CPA (October 4th)
9:00 Kentucky (2-1) vs. LSU (0-3)
10:00 Georgia Tech (0-3) vs. Wake Forest (1-2)
11:00 Tennessee (2-1) vs. Florida (1-2)
12:00 Clemson (1-2) vs. North Carolina (3-0)
1:00 Vanderbilt (3-0) vs. Duke (2-1)